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2021-04-14 3:03:39 PM  
"Slayer"? They might be "Poison". Where's "Deicide", "Morbid Angel" or "Cannibal Corpse"?
 
2021-04-14 6:27:11 PM  
I remember living in Phoenix back then and being just absolutely *absorbed* by the thrash scene. Every night was some other $2 or $5 show with 2 to 5 bands. It was insanity.
Aside from the massive amounts of drugs ingested, I distinctly remember the 'death' metal scene and bands that would 'guest' at these shows. While the music was generally okay, the theatrics were downright HYSTERICAL and we began to attend for this reason alone. The fake blood, the makeup, the styrofoam crosses....all of it was just so absurdly funny. My final sign off on death metal was an accidental invite to King Diamond....we laughed throughout the show as he performed these opera-like songs in an often falsetto voice.

/CSB
 
2021-04-14 6:37:41 PM  
Everyone is a product of their time. Whoever today's "Slayer" is will know the ins and outs of the internet.
 
2021-04-14 7:09:28 PM  

fastfxr: I remember living in Phoenix back then and being just absolutely *absorbed* by the thrash scene. Every night was some other $2 or $5 show with 2 to 5 bands. It was insanity.
Aside from the massive amounts of drugs ingested, I distinctly remember the 'death' metal scene and bands that would 'guest' at these shows. While the music was generally okay, the theatrics were downright HYSTERICAL and we began to attend for this reason alone. The fake blood, the makeup, the styrofoam crosses....all of it was just so absurdly funny. My final sign off on death metal was an accidental invite to King Diamond....we laughed throughout the show as he performed these opera-like songs in an often falsetto voice.

/CSB


Yeah, those vocals weren't helping.

Beavis & Butthead King Diamond The Family Ghost 640x360 mpeg1video
Youtube xhyl90iGPZ0
 
2021-04-14 7:16:48 PM  
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2021-04-14 7:22:36 PM  

csi_yellowknife: fastfxr: I remember living in Phoenix back then and being just absolutely *absorbed* by the thrash scene. Every night was some other $2 or $5 show with 2 to 5 bands. It was insanity.
Aside from the massive amounts of drugs ingested, I distinctly remember the 'death' metal scene and bands that would 'guest' at these shows. While the music was generally okay, the theatrics were downright HYSTERICAL and we began to attend for this reason alone. The fake blood, the makeup, the styrofoam crosses....all of it was just so absurdly funny. My final sign off on death metal was an accidental invite to King Diamond....we laughed throughout the show as he performed these opera-like songs in an often falsetto voice.

/CSB

Yeah, those vocals weren't helping.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/xhyl90iG​PZ0]


man, mercyful fate/king diamond have some fantastic and classic guitar riffs.  I can get used to almost any vocals, but his are just hard for me to listen to for more than a couple tunes.

still, much respect to an elder stateman of metal.  He's survived heart attacks & still performs to an extraordinary high level.  How a guy who smoked two packs a day had/has that falsetto I will never know.
 
2021-04-14 7:25:55 PM  
Yeah, and Elvis wouldn't have made it in the 1910s, so what is your point, subby?
 
2021-04-14 8:11:51 PM  
Don't Break The Oath and Melissa are stone classics. How can you hate the King? I gotta say that list cracked me up, I remember all those bands and saw most of them multiple times in the day.
 
2021-04-14 8:22:56 PM  

Mugato: "Slayer"? They might be "Poison". Where's "Deicide", "Morbid Angel" or "Cannibal Corpse"?


Anal coont lives on because of the internet and YouTube.
 
2021-04-14 8:25:59 PM  

fastfxr: I remember living in Phoenix back then and being just absolutely *absorbed* by the thrash scene. Every night was some other $2 or $5 show with 2 to 5 bands. It was insanity.
Aside from the massive amounts of drugs ingested, I distinctly remember the 'death' metal scene and bands that would 'guest' at these shows. While the music was generally okay, the theatrics were downright HYSTERICAL and we began to attend for this reason alone. The fake blood, the makeup, the styrofoam crosses....all of it was just so absurdly funny. My final sign off on death metal was an accidental invite to King Diamond....we laughed throughout the show as he performed these opera-like songs in an often falsetto voice.

/CSB


I grew up watching death metal shows in the '80s and '90s and I don't remember many theatrics. I think that stuff came later with the self-absorbed and overly serious European Black Metal scene
 
2021-04-14 8:39:29 PM  
What Dave is missing is that there are bands out there right now that make Slayer sound like Abba and they're doing just fine.
 
2021-04-14 8:56:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: What Dave is missing is that there are bands out there right now that make Slayer sound like Abba and they're doing just fine.


Thats not even what he is talking about.  its not an interview about how much better slayer is than anyone else.

I won't deny the musical skills of many modern metal bands surpass slayer, but theres a shiat ton who will be forgotten long before anyone quits listening to slayers first decade of activity.
 
2021-04-14 8:56:51 PM  

fastfxr: I remember living in Phoenix back then and being just absolutely *absorbed* by the thrash scene. Every night was some other $2 or $5 show with 2 to 5 bands. It was insanity.
Aside from the massive amounts of drugs ingested, I distinctly remember the 'death' metal scene and bands that would 'guest' at these shows. While the music was generally okay, the theatrics were downright HYSTERICAL and we began to attend for this reason alone. The fake blood, the makeup, the styrofoam crosses....all of it was just so absurdly funny. My final sign off on death metal was an accidental invite to King Diamond....we laughed throughout the show as he performed these opera-like songs in an often falsetto voice.

/CSB


King Diamond is one of the best parts of Clerks 2

Jay & Silent Bob singing King Diamond with Randall
Youtube RGJAo6twyGw

/got nothing, I just like this stupid movie
 
2021-04-14 9:07:05 PM  

AntonChigger: fastfxr: I remember living in Phoenix back then and being just absolutely *absorbed* by the thrash scene. Every night was some other $2 or $5 show with 2 to 5 bands. It was insanity.
Aside from the massive amounts of drugs ingested, I distinctly remember the 'death' metal scene and bands that would 'guest' at these shows. While the music was generally okay, the theatrics were downright HYSTERICAL and we began to attend for this reason alone. The fake blood, the makeup, the styrofoam crosses....all of it was just so absurdly funny. My final sign off on death metal was an accidental invite to King Diamond....we laughed throughout the show as he performed these opera-like songs in an often falsetto voice.

/CSB

King Diamond is one of the best parts of Clerks 2

[YouTube video: Jay & Silent Bob singing King Diamond with Randall]
/got nothing, I just like this stupid movie


Best coming of age movie ever.
 
2021-04-14 9:18:41 PM  

phedex: still performs to an extraordinary high level.


Nah... I saw him like 10 yrs ago and he had a woman vocalist just off stage doing all the falsetto parts
 
2021-04-14 9:19:22 PM  
I've loved Slayer since middle school.  Back then there was this stoner metalhead dude who had a public access show in Southern Oregon called 'Iron Mike's Metal Video', and I had a VHS of his Slayer episode, and I watched that motherf*cker so many times.

I kinda forgot about him until writing this so I Googled it and holy sh*t they're archived.  This isn't that Slayer episode (Slayer is on it though), but it's a taste of what the show was.  1999 so I would of been in 7th grade.  He was the highlight of Friday nights.

https://archive.org/details/12_Gwar
 
kab
2021-04-14 9:20:31 PM  
Well yeah.. people actually bought music back then.  Social media wouldn't destroy you now, the whole "not being able to generate enough cash to tour and actually pay the bills" that 99.5% of metal bands have dealt with for decades would do it.
 
2021-04-14 9:43:26 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Yeah, and Elvis wouldn't have made it in the 1910s, so what is your point, subby?


Uhhhh what now? Can't tell if you're making a joke or didn't read the article.
 
2021-04-14 9:46:34 PM  

morg: Everyone is a product of their time. Whoever today's "Slayer" is will know the ins and outs of the internet.


I don't think that's what the point being made was. The issue was if you take a look at where the "moral values" of the time were at when Slayer first came out, but they had the exposure of the internet... they would have been crucified on somebody's front lawn for being devil worshippers. What allowed bands like that to survive was that they were invisible to the mainstream. They were almost 100% discovered by word of mouth and people showing up at live shows.
 
2021-04-14 9:57:49 PM  
Eh. Kerry King is still an arrogant asshole.
 
2021-04-14 10:23:05 PM  
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2021-04-15 12:12:31 AM  
I'm still surprised they haven't been "canceled"
 
2021-04-15 2:44:32 AM  

cew-smoke: The issue was if you take a look at where the "moral values" of the time were at when Slayer first came out, but they had the exposure of the internet... they would have been crucified on somebody's front lawn for being devil worshippers. What allowed bands like that to survive was that they were invisible to the mainstream. They were almost 100% discovered by word of mouth and people showing up at live shows.


I don't know... seems to me the internet has allowed more/weirder stuff to flourish by making it easier to connect with likeminded people even when they don't seem to exist in your offline world. And I'm not sure the moral panic types are any more savvy about online word-of-mouth than they are about the real-world kind.

/incidentally, I saw them a couple of years ago at a festival with other big names, new and old, and Slayer was still the biggest draw, the best show, and kicking all the ass
 
2021-04-15 6:48:40 AM  

phedex: man, mercyful fate/king diamond have some fantastic and classic guitar riffs.  I can get used to almost any vocals, but his are just hard for me to listen to for more than a couple tunes.

still, much respect to an elder stateman of metal.


Yes, he deserves respect.

when I saw them with Slayer in ... 2015? I listened through King Diamonds set list a few times before hand, headbanged along in time to "Eye Of The Witch", and even knew the joke he was going to make between two songs.

Afterwards my buddy goes, "yeah, I'm sorry, but I don't really like King Diamond!"
My response?
"Me neither."

/but I paid respects!
//and the band is quality
 
2021-04-15 9:25:32 AM  
Slayer sucks!
 
2021-04-15 9:30:05 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: cew-smoke: The issue was if you take a look at where the "moral values" of the time were at when Slayer first came out, but they had the exposure of the internet... they would have been crucified on somebody's front lawn for being devil worshippers. What allowed bands like that to survive was that they were invisible to the mainstream. They were almost 100% discovered by word of mouth and people showing up at live shows.

I don't know... seems to me the internet has allowed more/weirder stuff to flourish by making it easier to connect with likeminded people even when they don't seem to exist in your offline world. And I'm not sure the moral panic types are any more savvy about online word-of-mouth than they are about the real-world kind.

/incidentally, I saw them a couple of years ago at a festival with other big names, new and old, and Slayer was still the biggest draw, the best show, and kicking all the ass


"Flourish" in that "basement dwelling chuds have heard of them and listen to their music without paying" is slightly different from Slayer's version of flourishing, which translated to gold records, sold out concerts, and the band members making enough money to comfortably retire.
 
2021-04-15 11:36:17 AM  
Remember rocking out to this during the Gulf War / Desert Shield / Desert Storm in the early 90's

Slayer - War Ensemble
Youtube jqnC54vbUbU


https://www.britannica.com/event/Pers​i​an-Gulf-War
 
2021-04-15 11:49:07 AM  
No internet, no
SLAY-52s - "Raining Lobsters"
Youtube mnrfqPoX4WU
 
2021-04-15 1:13:30 PM  
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2021-04-15 1:13:34 PM  
Slayer was so much better with Lombardo. That stretch starting with Divine Intervention where he left the band, they were far inferior. He really is an underrated drummer.
 
2021-04-15 8:49:39 PM  

stoli n coke: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: cew-smoke: The issue was if you take a look at where the "moral values" of the time were at when Slayer first came out, but they had the exposure of the internet... they would have been crucified on somebody's front lawn for being devil worshippers. What allowed bands like that to survive was that they were invisible to the mainstream. They were almost 100% discovered by word of mouth and people showing up at live shows.

I don't know... seems to me the internet has allowed more/weirder stuff to flourish by making it easier to connect with likeminded people even when they don't seem to exist in your offline world. And I'm not sure the moral panic types are any more savvy about online word-of-mouth than they are about the real-world kind.

/incidentally, I saw them a couple of years ago at a festival with other big names, new and old, and Slayer was still the biggest draw, the best show, and kicking all the ass

"Flourish" in that "basement dwelling chuds have heard of them and listen to their music without paying" is slightly different from Slayer's version of flourishing, which translated to gold records, sold out concerts, and the band members making enough money to comfortably retire.


Well you can either ask "what of Slayer if they'd had internet exposure but nothing else had been different" or you can ask "what of Slayer if everything had been as it is in 2021" but those are VERY different questions. Technology generally, the music industry, popular culture, society, how people listen to music, genres, etc, are drastically different than they were when Slayer got started. Would "the exposure of the internet" have hurt them? I doubt it. Would they have a harder time getting started in 1981-but-just-like-2021? *shrug* I guess.
 
2021-04-16 12:11:23 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: stoli n coke: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: cew-smoke: The issue was if you take a look at where the "moral values" of the time were at when Slayer first came out, but they had the exposure of the internet... they would have been crucified on somebody's front lawn for being devil worshippers. What allowed bands like that to survive was that they were invisible to the mainstream. They were almost 100% discovered by word of mouth and people showing up at live shows.

I don't know... seems to me the internet has allowed more/weirder stuff to flourish by making it easier to connect with likeminded people even when they don't seem to exist in your offline world. And I'm not sure the moral panic types are any more savvy about online word-of-mouth than they are about the real-world kind.

/incidentally, I saw them a couple of years ago at a festival with other big names, new and old, and Slayer was still the biggest draw, the best show, and kicking all the ass

"Flourish" in that "basement dwelling chuds have heard of them and listen to their music without paying" is slightly different from Slayer's version of flourishing, which translated to gold records, sold out concerts, and the band members making enough money to comfortably retire.

Well you can either ask "what of Slayer if they'd had internet exposure but nothing else had been different" or you can ask "what of Slayer if everything had been as it is in 2021" but those are VERY different questions. Technology generally, the music industry, popular culture, society, how people listen to music, genres, etc, are drastically different than they were when Slayer got started. Would "the exposure of the internet" have hurt them? I doubt it. Would they have a harder time getting started in 1981-but-just-like-2021? *shrug* I guess.


A band adopting nazi imagery and themes , even if not in serious praise,, starting out in 2021 is going nowhere other than the niche of niche underground circles.
 
2021-04-16 12:46:15 AM  

Leader O'Cola: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: stoli n coke: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: cew-smoke: The issue was if you take a look at where the "moral values" of the time were at when Slayer first came out, but they had the exposure of the internet... they would have been crucified on somebody's front lawn for being devil worshippers. What allowed bands like that to survive was that they were invisible to the mainstream. They were almost 100% discovered by word of mouth and people showing up at live shows.

I don't know... seems to me the internet has allowed more/weirder stuff to flourish by making it easier to connect with likeminded people even when they don't seem to exist in your offline world. And I'm not sure the moral panic types are any more savvy about online word-of-mouth than they are about the real-world kind.

/incidentally, I saw them a couple of years ago at a festival with other big names, new and old, and Slayer was still the biggest draw, the best show, and kicking all the ass

"Flourish" in that "basement dwelling chuds have heard of them and listen to their music without paying" is slightly different from Slayer's version of flourishing, which translated to gold records, sold out concerts, and the band members making enough money to comfortably retire.

Well you can either ask "what of Slayer if they'd had internet exposure but nothing else had been different" or you can ask "what of Slayer if everything had been as it is in 2021" but those are VERY different questions. Technology generally, the music industry, popular culture, society, how people listen to music, genres, etc, are drastically different than they were when Slayer got started. Would "the exposure of the internet" have hurt them? I doubt it. Would they have a harder time getting started in 1981-but-just-like-2021? *shrug* I guess.

A band adopting nazi imagery and themes , even if not in serious praise,, starting out in 2021 is going nowhere other than the niche of niche underground circles.


That is NOT just because the internet exists now.
 
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